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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 13, 2022 01:19 PM
From: Representative Clint Owlett
To: All House members
Subject: Lifeline Scholarship - Former HB 2169
 
We know a high-quality education is the foundation for the American Dream. Yet, thousands of Pennsylvania students are denied that opportunity simply because their ZIP code confines them to some of the lowest-achieving district schools in the state. These children wake up every day to the hard truth that their school doesn’t meet their needs.
 
There’s no question students in low-performing schools deserve better options now.
 
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that establishes the Lifeline Scholarship to give students and parents residing within the attendance areas of the lowest-achieving public school resources to pursue a high-quality education that meets their needs.
 
Under my legislation, parents with school-age children (1st through 12th grade) who reside within the attendance boundary of a low achieving district school would be eligible to receive a scholarship to offset costs associated with choosing an alternative academic setting that meets their child’s individual learning needs.
 
Lifeline Scholarships could only be used for qualified education expenses such as tuition, textbooks, curriculum, or services for students with special needs.
 
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to send an educational lifeline to the thousands of Pennsylvania students trapped in our lowest-performing schools.
 
PREVIOUS COSPONSORS:  WHITE, PICKETT, HAMM, TOPPER, ROWE, MERCURI, GLEIM, ROAE, KAIL, KAUFFMAN, BERNSTINE, M. MACKENZIE, SCHEMEL, ECKER, GROVE, RAPP, BURGOS, ZIMMERMAN, TWARDZIK, STAATS, A. BROWN, and GREINER
 



Introduced as HB1432